The Sister Science of Yoga
Ayurveda is a comprehensive system of health and well-being, born in India over 5,000 years ago and covers diet and lifestyle habits as well as yoga, meditation, and energy medicine. Ayurveda understands and treats discomfort and disease by understanding the imbalances in our constitutions which are comprised of three doshas: Vata, Pitta, and Kapha.
Derived from nature's elements - space air, fire, water, and earth, - the doshas are the three biological energies that govern all physical and mental processes. We have all three doshas within us, but most people are dominated by one or two. Keeping the doshas balanced is key for optimum health.
We become imbalanced from improper diet, faulty lifestyle habits, stress, traumas, environmental changes, challenging life experiences, and unprocessed emotions. Then we begin to feel uneasy, and if that unease isn't addressed it can eventually manifest as disease. However, with the proper protocols, a person’s doshas can be rebalanced and health restored.
Earth + Water
Kapha brings structure and cohesion. Balanced: calm, loving, steady, good memory. Imbalanced: weight gain, fluid retention, lethargy, excessive sleep
Air + Space
Vata governs all movement in body and mind. Balanced: enthusiastic, creative, open to change. Imbalanced: low energy, anxious, sleepless, dry skin, poor memory, bloated, constipated, pain.
Fire + Water
Pitta is responsible for the transformation of food and experiences. Balanced: intelligent, courageous, well-structured. Imbalanced: inflammation, reflux, loose stools, skin disorders, anger, liver issues.
Ayurveda may help with:
Stress-Related Problems: insomnia, headaches, irritability, anxiety, depression
Emotional Concerns: anxiety, depression, anger, ADHD
Digestive Issues: indigestion, irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, hyperacidity
Menstrual Difficulties: heavy flow, pain, irregularity, scanty flow, PMS, infertility
Pain: joint pain or discomfort, low back pain, fibromyalgia
Weight Issues: excess weight, underweight
Skin Disorders: eczema, psoriasis, acne, rashes
Menopause: hot flashes, dryness, and other discomforts
Personalized Health Coaching
A consultation involves a detailed health history and a dietary and lifestyle review. Using tongue, nail, face, eye, and pulse assessment, both the inborn constitution and current state of imbalance can be determined. Based on the client's goals, an individualized treatment plan may include recommendations for diet, recipes, herbs, and beneficial lifestyle habits. Breathing exercises, meditation, and simple yoga practices may also be prescribed. Emphasis is placed on enhancing digestion and healing the gut.
Because Ayurveda is geared toward a sustainable lifestyle, we will work together to create a four-session personalized wellness plan that will unfold over several weeks or months. Each two-hour session goes deeper into education and diet/lifestyle practices.
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At each two-hour session, we reassess pulse and tongue analysis, track progress, and set new, achievable goals to focus on. This intensive package is a solid, comprehensive starting place for a healthy and sustainable lifestyle.
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This includes time spent outside sessions reviewing your intake, designing your health protocols, research, and time spent creating herbal formulas and yoga sequences.
Lisa made some dietary suggestions based on my dosha and after following those for two weeks, an autoimmune skin rash that I had fought with for years went away on its own. My chronic stomach problems disappeared and I even lost 10 lbs (which was likely inflammation). Shortly after the consult with Lisa, I had food allergy testing done and those results confirmed that I should avoid the foods she mentioned. Having an ayurvedic consult with Lisa was such an important step in taking charge of my health -- best decision ever!